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Unformatted text preview: for the land of his birth, but the Marabar Hills drove him to it. Half closing his eyes, he attempted to love India." (298) As he begins to write poetry, expressing his undying love for the motherland, one gets the sense from the narration that his adoration is somewhat lacking. Forster continues to push his theme of the perpetual conflict between the British and the Indians. There is no rest, until the end of the story, when by divine intervention does Aziz decide to forgive Fielding and let go of his hatred. As the two forgive each other for their past transgressions, Forster seems to come around to his final note of the possibility of harmony between two opposing forces. Even the earth seems to halt their good-bye as they turn away from one another, aware that neither of them will ever cross paths again....
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- Spring '08